Thursday, June 17, 2010

Home Ec Program

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I have created a small Home Ec program for our new school year. Grace is 11 and needs to start learning some skills for later in life and skills that she can use now. The topics I chose are very simplistic and as each year comes and goes I will continue creating new programs with more topics. We will only be doing Home Ec once a week unless she just really enjoys it and wants to add more days. Here is the table of contents so far:
  • Egg Cookery - all about eggs and how to cook them
  • Etiquette
  • How to Cook Chicken and safety concerns with handling chicken
  • Table Setting
  • Casserole Dishes
  • Quick Breads - muffins, banana bread, difference between baking soda and powder
  • Laundry
  • Ironing
  • Health and Fitness - importance of healthy foods and exercise
  • First Aid

It will probably take us most of the year to get through these concepts. The Egg, Casserole, and Quick Breads sections have multiple dishes to cook before you move on to the next chapter. Looking forward to helping her learn to be more independent.


Mrs. White said...

This sounds great! I love home economics!

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Frances said...

This is great! My mom started me on all the above...I called it chores. LOL! But I studied HomeEc in college and still have a love of all things home centered.

Bronwyn said...

Good for you! I think these are extremely valuable skills and much easier when you learn them when you are younger. We call them chores too but Home Ec sounds a lot better. :)

BTW-I like how you included the difference between baking powder and soda. I learned that the hard way the first time I made cookies in Jr. High! LOL

Chris said...

I'd much rather my children have these types of skills than "cover" everything the public school system thinks they should.